KidSafe Awarded Grant from The Coloumbe Family Foundation

For Immediate Release:      November 4, 2014                                                                                                                                                                    

The Coulombe Family Foundation Awards Grant to KidSafe Foundation To Provide Prevention Education Programs To Elementary Schools In Our Community

 Boca Raton, FL—KidSafe Foundation (www.kidsafefoundation.org) has been awarded a generous grant from The Coulombe Family Foundation to provide KidSafe Foundation’s programs to Title One Elementary Schools in our Community. This grant will provide “KidSafe for Kids” an 8 week in school program for children ages 4 – 12, parent seminars and teacher workshops.  Child abuse is an epidemic with 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually exploited before the age of 18. However, 95% of abuse and exploitation of children is preventable with education. KidSafe believes that every child deserves the right to be safe, have a voice and know how to access help. Every adult needs to be the first line of defense in a child’s safety.

 We thank The Coulombe Family Foundation for their generous grant to KidSafe Foundation to help us provide crucial safety education to Title One Schools in our community. Research shows that underserved and underprivileged children are at a greater risk for abuse and we appreciate their understanding of the importance of providing prevention education. “ said, Sally Berenzweig Cofounder and Executive Director of KidSafe Foundation

 

About The Coulombe Family Foundation:

Coulombe Family Foundation is a private foundation established by the family of Paul G. Coulombe.  The Coulombe Family Foundation’s primary focus is to assist the activities of charitable organizations whose principal purposes involve the medical, educational, economic, social and general welfare of children and young adults.  http://coulombefamilyfoundation.org/

 

Testimonials

"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to be included in the KidSafe program. I highly recommend this program to other schools. We hope that we will be given the same opportunity for our Kindergarten and 2nd grade students to be a part of this wonderful program during the 2016-2017 school year."

Mrs. Keelyn Meselsohn 2nd Grade Teacher/Team Leader Tradewinds Elementary School

"The Safe and Smart Series Book My Body Is Special and Belongs To Me is kept in my middle school clinic and has been a tool that has opened many conversations for me between students that have experienced a difficult situation and were unable to talk about it. Through the illustrations and nonjudgmental verbiage the author has allowed kids permission to share their feelings about invasion of their personal space. Thank you so much."

Nurse Connie, PBC School Nurse 6.8.2016

"I'm so grateful that KidSafe has partnered with my daughter's school.  I learned so much in the parent training--how to recognize potential sexual predator behavior; how to quiz my child about what they would do in different scenarios; and how to explain safe and unsafe touch.  In addition, knowing that my daughter is receiving weekly trainings on these topics gives me great peace of mind.  I have confidence that I can reinforce what she is learning in school in order to prevent her from ever being a victim of such a heinous crime.  Thank you KidSafe for your dedication to protecting our communities' most vulnerable citizens."

Christina Kranick

“It was a normal Saturday and I was at the rink with my 7 and 8 year old. My son asked me if he could use the Men’s Restroom by himself.  Without hesitation, my daughter said,  Absolutely not! I was in KidSafe today and you cannot go to the restroom alone.  It is very important that Mommy is with you.. with us.   I was so proud of my little girl!  We are so blessed to have Debbie Miller at our school teaching our children the importance of safety. Many thanks to you all!  Your program and instruction is absolutely amazing.  Keep up the great work!"  

Tara Henley Admissions Assistant, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, Ft. Lauderdale

I am a parent of two Pine Crest children and I attended your program on Monday night. I just wanted to thank you so very much for the very informative seminar. As hard as it was to hear all of those things, it was very needed. We were thrilled that you were able to come and share that very important information with us and our children. So again...thank you.

Elisa Aronberg

Today’s training was awesome! It was very informative. Sally was a very good resource, she motivated us a lot! We want to pass on this information to parents, teachers and students! Thank you for offering workshops like this. These are tools we use to continue serving our children and families.

Participant from Children’s Services Council of Broward Seminar

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